Wednesday, November 18, 2009

FREE BOOK draw and LIZ Gallagher's visit.


Well the big day is almost upon us. I've shined my shoes and my head, brushed my ears and combed my tooth. So I'm good to go.


The brilliant poet Liz Gallagher http://agcaint.blogspot.com/ will be here tomorrow to answer 3 questions, about her book 'The Wrong Miracle' and her writing in general.


Liz will be giving away a free copy of her book(posted to anywhere in the world ) on her blog on Nov 25th.To be in with a chance of winning this great book all you have to do is leave a comment on my blog or Liz's saying that you'd like to be in the draw.Simple as that.


This is a book well worth winning ,I really enjoyed it and I very rarely like things as much as this. It has been described by top Irish literary journal 'The Stinging Fly' as 'Unquestionably one of the most interesting debut collections of 2009'.........'an original voice employing electric, almost flourescent language..... 'the poetry races down the page taking handbrake turns as it goes'


To celebrate Liz's visit here at the castle we will be holding a poteen (illegal potato liqour) party with a star spangled guest list (see previous post) but it won't be a proper party without you bloggy pals, yes YOU reading this.So come along ,bring a guest (anyone you like ,real or imagined ,famous or infamous ,dead or alive) let us know who your guest is and don't forget to enter the competition prize draw.

Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow. Spread the word, the more real (and virtual) guests the better.

Got to get back to fermenting and bottling the poteen. See you tomorrow.

Pip pip!
Loudon Wainright 111 will be performing tomorrow too.He's a good bit betterthan his moniker, but couldn't find a decent rendition of this song anywhere.This will have to do http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twV9CY8NCGs

19 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Yes please - I would like to be in the draw.
Looking forward to the high-jinks tomorrow evening - hope I am not too exhausted after my day out in Harrogate!

Dominic Rivron said...

Count me in the draw please.

I'm still wondering who to bring.

It's years since I read it, but I seem to remember from Yeats' Fairy and Folk Tales of Ireland that a bottle of poteen was the weapon of choice of cunning folk out to outwit supernatural beings.

Jeanne Iris said...

Anxiously awaiting your midnight to roll around.

"High wide and handsome"- isn't that a great phrase? That's one thing I do miss about living in the Southern U.S. They're expressions are priceless. Half the time, I didn't know what folks were sayin' to me. Thank goodness we have Wikipedia now, eh?

Niamh Griffin said...

Look forward to meeting Liz! More writers for me to read and yes a freebie would be great:)

Titus said...

Me! Me! Me!
Can I be in the draw please?

KING OF THE CAMELS said...

LOUDON WAINRIGHT 111
ONE OF MY HEROES
are you into poetry or sumfin !!!!

Poetikat said...

Please put me in the draw. Thanks very much!

Kat (not of the pee)

Jeanne Iris said...

omg! I just realized that I wrote the wrong 'their'....That'll teach me for playing with the computer whilst grading freshmen papers....ugh...please forgive me, TFE!

Karen said...

I'd like to be in the draw, but I may be late to the party! Of course, with the time difference, I'd be late even if I were on time! Save me some poteen. I'll bring the moonshine.

Totalfeckineejit said...

you are in the drawer, Weaver.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Outwitting supernatural beings? Cool Dominic.Might work on the mother in law?

Totalfeckineejit said...

tis a good expression Jeanne.I'd love to visit the deep south and wrestle a crocodile.

Totalfeckineejit said...

thanks Niamh, yer in it to win it!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Titus, Ok,Ok,Ok,!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Hey Camel king, that's coolio! Poetry? Nah!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Ok Kat not of the pee, yer in!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Jeanne, me forgive YOU? Have you seen my spelling puntuation a nd general mistakyness?

Totalfeckineejit said...

Mooonshining bright Karen, welcome!

Tina said...

Hi, I'd like to be in the draw. I'm delighted to have found your blog. It's funny and interesting and we're in the same timezone (and province..)

Tina

(if you like scary fiction...)